The English director marked the one-month passing of his father by announcing his wife is pregnant

Baby on the Way for Duncan Jones

02/10/2016 at 05:00 PM ET

Duncan Jones is going to be a dad.

To mark the one-month passing of his father, David Bowie, Jones took to Twitter Wednesday and paid tribute to the late legendary singer by sharing a special announcement: His wife Rodene Ronquillo is pregnant.

“1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, grandad,” the English director tweeted, sharing a cartoon drawing of his baby on the way.

Ronquillo, a photographer, shared the happy tweet on her own feed, tweeting, “Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn’t say anything. Haha.”

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Bowie‘s widow Iman also took to social media on Wednesday, honoring the anniversary of her husband’s death by sharing an inspirational quote from Rune Lazuli on Instagram. “Each tear is a poet, a healer, a teacher,” the image reads.

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Jones, 44, is Bowie’s son from his first marriage to Angie Bowie. The dad-to-be and Ronquillo were married in November 2012 after he found a lump in her breast.

“We were a little overwhelmed by the news, cancer & election day so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse and got married!” he tweeted at the time.

In January, Bowie died at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with liver cancer.

— Anya Leon


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Anonymous on

Congratulation to both. I am sure David Bowie would have been the coolest granddad and will be singing kooks for the baby in heaven now

k on

“Bowie” would make s great first name..

Guest on

Bowie wouldn’t make a great first name. How about David for a boy?

Inky on

I’d totally name my son Bowie, @guest. It’s a such a cool name and it would be a wonderful tribute to his father. David is a nice name too. Anyway, congratulations to the parents to be!

Francine on

I hope he was able to tell David before his death. Mazel Tov!

Anonymous on

They should name David if they have a boy in order to honor David Bowie!

Mr.s B on

His wife is very pretty. Congratulations to them!

Debbe on

What a good man. He felt a lump and said something and saved her life…then he married her. I got chills. He is just as charming as his dad.

Angela on


fairmont1955 on

Um, it’s not an anniversary of his death since it’s been a month not a year.

Boom on

Bowie Bowie? What kind of name is that? #smh

Kat on

@Francine, the drawing he gave to his father was to let him know about having a baby on the way.